Overview

These online courses are designed to provide relevant knowledge and skills to the professional and parents to effectively work with infants, children and adolescents with potential mental health challenges.

Professionals who may benefit from this certificate series of courses include:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Educational Assistants
  • Fitness & Health Promotion Professionals
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Physiotherapist Assistants
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Courses

ECD950
Cognitive Development,Trauma and Loss:Child's Health
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Learners determine the effects of trauma on cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents. Students also identify those children with trauma histories in order to limit the potential triggers within the therapeutic environment. The theories of loss and grief, as these relate to the infant, child and adolescent population are explored throughout the course.




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ECD951
Family Relationships & Impact on Psych Disorders
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Students examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. The course reviews the developmental stages, familial structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. Students also explore the environmental effects and their influences on the family as a dynamic entity.




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ECD952
Prevention & Intervention Strategies
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Students apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. The focus of this course is on the effective application of communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.




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ECD953
Psychological Disorders Common to Infants, Children & Adolescents
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To understand complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents, students review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders. This course emphasizes an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child and adolescent population.




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ECD954
Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders
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Students recognize the risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent population. Early identification and awareness of the behaviours enable the student to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.




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Program Contacts

Georgina Ioannou
Program Assistant
Georgina.Ioannou@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22946


Joanne Bonnet
Academic Program Manager
joanne.bonnet@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22267


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